Hello everyone. I only recently became interested in applying to a PhD program in the fall (in either stats or biostatistics) and have no idea where to begin. I'm a bit worried that my GPA might hold me back (due to a lot of bad grades in less relevant courses), but willing to do a masters degree first if it makes up for it. Where can I apply to? any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Undergrad Institution : Big state school
GPA: 3.58 (hopefully >3.6 by the end of this semester)
Type of Student: Asian Domestic male
Courses taken and taking: Calc III (A), Linear Algebra (B), Linear Algebra II (A), Advanced Calculus (B), Analysis I (A), Introductory Statistics 1/2 (A's in both), Statistical Computations (A), Advanced Programming with SAS (B), Mathematical Probability (A), Mathematical Statistics II (A), Intro to Linear Models (B), Numerical Analysis (A), a few math courses in other topics and a few introductory programming courses. Mostly A's, with a few B's.
GRE General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)V: 161 (89%)W: 4.5 (81%)
GRE Mathematics Subject Test: N/A
Programs Applying: Stats/Biostats PhD
Research Experience: Did research under a mathematics professor most of undergrad in mathematical biology (presentation at a conference). Some undergraduate research with well known statistics professor. Summer research internship in biostatistics at a hospital. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Data analyst internship for one summer.
Letters of Recommendation: Should be fine here hopefully.